Past Events

Members (and guests) of the Santa Barbara Associates are invited to attend annual meetings, seasonal parties, and luncheons with great guest speakers from local businesses. All of our events take place at the beautiful University Club in downtown Santa Barbara.  Our events are a wonderful opportunity for professional women in the Santa Barbara area to meet, share expertise, gain new contacts, mingle, network, and have fun!  

Photo of the University Club at Night
University Club at Night

Here are some of our recent events:

2024 Events

February 22, 2024
Santa Barbara Associates 43rd Annual Meeting
with Special Guest Speaker Seth Hammond
Tales of two generations of volunteer pilots delivering mail and supplies to our Santa Barbara back country and to San Miguel Island, years apart!
held at the University Club with a delicious dinner.

2023 Events

December 7, 2023
Holiday Open House Party
with tasty appetizers and holiday spirits!

October 19, 2023
Exclusive Docent-Led Tour of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art featuring Highlights of the Permanent Art Collection
with after-tour drinks and nibbles.

September 14, 2023
Luncheon Meeting
with Guest Speaker Kurt N. Ransohoff, MD, FACP
CEO & Chief Medical Officer, Sansum Clinic
“Healthcare Updates”

August 10, 2023
End of Summer Party
with a delicious taco dinner and complimentary wine by Seagrape Cellars.

June 15, 2023
Luncheon Meeting
with Guest Speakers Luke J. Swetland, President & CEO
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
and Kim Zsembik, Director of Guest Experience
“What’s Happening at the Natural History Museum & Sea Center”
with a Special Presentation: “Butterflies Alive! Building a Live Animal Experience”

April 13, 2023
Luncheon Meeting
with Guest Speaker, Greg Gorga, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
“Point Conception & Santa Barbara Lighthouses”

February 23, 2023
42nd Annual Meeting
with Master of Ceremonies, Calla Gold
Special Presentation by Michele Jackman, Facilitator, Author, and Trainer
with dinner and no-host bar

January 12, 2023
Luncheon Meeting
“Let’s Have Some Fun!”
You are the Speaker – A Networking Luncheon

2022 Events

December 8, 2022
Holiday Open House Party
A time to mingle
with light snacks, wine, and refreshments

November 10, 2022
Luncheon Meeting
with Guest Speaker, Dawn Long, Sr. Vice-President & COO
Direct Relief
“What is Direct Relief Doing?”

September 15, 2022
Luncheon Meeting
with Guest Speaker, Mayor Randy Rowse
“Santa Barbara City Updates”

August 9, 2022
End of Summer Party
with a delicious taco dinner and no-host bar

May 17, 2022
41st Annual Meeting
with a special presentation, dinner and no-host bar

April 14, 2022
Vincent Van Gogh Exhibition Tour for SBA Members
“Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh & His Sources”
A private tour of the Vincent Van Gogh exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

March 17, 2022
St. Patrick’s Day Reception & Buffet Dinner
with Music, Limerick Contest, and Dance!

March 10, 2022
Luncheon Meeting
with Guest Speaker, Scot Pipkin, Director of Education & Engagement
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
“What You Don’t Know About the SB Botanic Garden”

January 13, 2022
Luncheon Meeting
with Guest Speaker, Erin Graffy, Award-Winning Copyrighter & Author
“Santa Barbara’s Claim to Fame”